60 San Carlos, United States
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My self-summary
Yes, I too wish I looked more like George Clooney. :) However, I am warm, kind, humorous, reflective, and passionate. I am devoted to my friends and family. Not a "player" (it goes against my sense of integrity).

I am affectionate (I don't just mean sexual) and enjoy the emotion, closeness, and warmth of a meaningful relationship. That said, I am not one to demand all your time and attention; that's just plain needy.

Frankly, I am a happy person. I enjoyed a successful career retired last year and moved back to the Bay Area to care for my mom. She is a real kick and we are good friends. She has a good sense of humor. Lately she has been teasing me about my thinning hair. Well, I'll tell you what, she won't be doing that much longer (it can only "thin" so much!). I like doing things to make her life happy and easier. As I say to her, "It is my pleasure" to help her. I guess one of the upsides is that you will find me just as devoted to you as I am to her. It is my nature.

I am trying to figure out my next project but will find someway to be "productive." Can't see just sitting around when I have spare time. There is a certain intensity about me. I like to focus on making things happen. I am curious and love mental stimulation.

I would like more out of my personal life. I would like to meet someone special because I think life would be even more fun and profoundly meaningful together.

My demeanor is happy and optimistic and I possess a quick and creative wit. I feel that doing the right thing is demonstrated everyday by how we treat others (friends and strangers). I am sentimental; I think part of it is that it makes me feel connected to family and friends.

I enjoy being stimulated by the arts and ideas that challenge my perspective on life. I am athletic and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, being outdoors (not so much into camping unless you enjoy carrying the backpack), kayaking, biking, and just getting out on a road trip adventure in any direction.

I enjoy traveling (have spent some time in China, Tibet, Thailand, Australia, Japan, but need to see more of Europe - just want to find someone to go with!) and learning about other people, cultures and perspectives. I enjoy cooking and am having fun improving my techniques (although I admit to an occasional flop). Pleased to report that I have also had some successes lately. I like to figure out how to improve a dish after I complete one. In business, we called that continuous improvement. :)

You (still there?) are happy, kind and compassionate. You enjoy being physically active (but, you needn't be an Olympic athlete). An explorer of sorts. You like to think and learn. You enjoy people. You enjoy a healthy lifestyle, but are not obsessive about it. You have a spiritual sense. You are sexy and flirtatious at times. You appreciate that I am a gentleman and allow me to do things for you at times (even though you are very capable and could do them yourself). Above all, you are kind.

I am intellectually curious, love learning and thinking through problems. In my late 30s I retired from my first career, sold my house, and went to get my MS in Public Policy & Finance at Carnegie Mellon University. It isn't uncommon for me to pull out a book on economics or statistics to review or learn a new concept. (I don't expect you to be the same. :) To each their own.)
What I’m doing with my life
Using my mind and looking for you (sometimes I feel I am losing my mind looking for you, but I keep on truckin'. It will happen; I haven't lost faith.)
I’m really good at
Being humble?
The first things people usually notice about me
When I am walking my dog, they notice the dog. I have to admit, she is very cute.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pema Chodron's "When Things Fall Apart" (Buddhist philosophy), Foreign Affairs magazine. Just finished reading 1776. Finished I.B. Singer's The Slave (my eyes and cheeks are still moist). Interested in how people's limitations influence their choices and how characters struggle with life while maintaining cherished values. Some favorite books: War & Peace, Moby Dick, anything by Charles Dickens. Currently starting Homer's The Iliad. I will likely ready The Odyssey again, when I am done. (Yes, I should have read The Iliad first.)
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, books, intellectual challenges, reflection... the material stuff I may enjoy but can replace.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get across complex ideas in a simple manner. Seems like a problem that is universal. Maybe it is like solving global hunger.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading, watching TV. Sounds a bit boring. Hmmm. I would rather be having dinner with you.
You should message me if
You are intrigued, aren't sure, questions. Let's communicate.